In order to save his dying mother (and quite possibly the entire world), twelve-year-old Jack
Sawyer must find the Talisman, a crystal globe perhaps three feet in circumference, which also
happens to be the axis of all possible worlds.
Unfortunately, the Talisman is located a continent away and Jack’s got to hurry.
Luckily, Jack can “flip” between our world and the world of the Territories, a world that mirrors
our own. And distance traveled in the Territories is equal to a greater distance in our world.
Unfortunately, evil men, nasty creatures, and the Blasted Lands lay between Jack and the
- This book is for Ruth King, Elvena Straub
- On September 15th, 1981, a boy named Jack Sawyer stood where the water and land come together, hands in the pockets of his jeans,
looking out at the steady Atlantic.
- Cast of Characters:
- Queen Laura DeLoessian - Queen of the Territories.
Elroy - A nasty pedophilic shape-changer with hooves.
Farren - The captain of the outer guards.
Reverend Sunlight Gardener - Twinner of Osmond.
Morgan Thudfoot - Morgan Sloat’s Twinner.
Speedy Parker - Jack’s friend who taught him how to “flip.”
Jack Sawyer - Twelve-year-old Travelin’ Jack.
Lily Cavanaugh Sawyer - Queen of the B’s.
Morgan Sloat - An evil manipulator, Twinner of Morgan of Orris.
Wolf - Jack’s werewolf friend.
- Publication States:
- Trade HC: Viking/Putnam’s Sons (1984) - True First Edition
First Info: On CP “First published in 1984 by Viking Penguin Inc.”
Limited HC: Donald M. Grant
Artists presentation state, lettered, 70 copies
Artists presentation state, numbered, 70 copies
Deluxe edition, 1200 copies
Trade edition, 1200 copies
Trade PB: Berkley (1985)